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Saint John Physician is recognized for years of service
Saint John, New Brunswick-Dr. Doug Brien inaugural recipient of the Saint John Family Medicine Teaching Unit award of excellence, in July of 2012. This award has been created by our faculty to recognize family doctors who had demonstrated an enduring commitment to the practice, promotion and teaching of family medicine in the Saint John area.
Dr. Brien has practiced family medicine in the Saint John area since his graduation from Dalhousie in 1970. From the outset he realized that a rotating internship did not adequately prepare family physicians for work outside of hospitals. He was instrumental in establishing the teaching of family medicine in Saint John and his wisdom has been an invaluable resource in sustaining the teaching program through its infancy, to the present. Doug has felt that teachers derive as much benefit, maybe more, from their students as the students do from preceptors.
Doug has been a respected role model for family physicians in the Saint John area as a clinician and teacher from 1971 to his retirement in 2011. The family medicine teaching unit is proud to present Doug Brien with this award and we wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement.
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